Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Health officials issue rabies alert for Citrus Park area

TAMPA — Hillsborough County health officials issued an alert Tuesday for residents in the Citrus Park area after two raccoons tested positive for rabies.

The first raccoon was found in December and the second in January, according to the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County.

The positive rabies tests prompted them to issue the alert for residents of the 33625 ZIP code, urging them to vaccinate their pets and be wary of interacting with wildlife.

The alert will remain in effect for 60 days, officials said.

The rough boundaries of the area affected include Gunn Highway on the north, Gardner Road on the south and the Veterans Expressway and Sheldon Road on the east and west.

Residents were also urged to avoid leaving pet food outside or garbage cans open.

Anyone bitten or scratched by an animal that might have rabies is urged to seek medical attention and report it to the health department at (813) 307-8059.

Health officials issue rabies alert for Citrus Park area 02/04/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 10:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Mulberry teens, 15 and 18, killed in Plant City when car runs red light, FHP says


    Two Mulberry teens are dead and another is critically injured after their car collided with another vehicle in a Plant City intersection Thursday afternoon.

  2. GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes


    BOZEMAN, Mont. — A Montana Republican businessman won the state's U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year.

    Republican Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters after being declared the winner at a election night party for Montana's special House election against Democrat Rob Quist at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday in Bozeman, Montana.
  3. More than half of Senate signs onto bill to end Cuba travel restrictions


    WASHINGTON - Fifty-five members of the Senate, including Bill Nelson, have endorsed legislation to fully lift restrictions on travel to Cuba.

  4. Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28


    CAIRO — Masked militants riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a bus packed with Coptic Christians, including children, south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people and wounding 22, the Interior Ministry said.

  5. District finals won't count for Pasco County students


    Scores from the district finals Pasco County students took in recent weeks will not count toward their semester grades or grade-point averages, superintendent Kurt Browning said Friday.